What affectionately began over 20 Years ago as a private collection of exotic and domestic animals has become a delightful zoo and a relaxing escape for the entire family. Waccatee Zoo is located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property near the Intracoastal Waterway in the Socastee area of Myrtle Beach. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you’ll find more than 100 species of animals. Waccatee Zoo is a natural wildlife sancuary and breeding ground for many species of migratory birds and it’s not uncommon to see beautiful egrets or heron gathering throughout the grounds. Enjoy fun food from our snack shop, relax and enjoy the view. Herds of buffalo and zebra roam the grassland, while big cats like the leopard, lion, cougar and tiger eye you up close and Chico the Chimp serves as a main attraction and the zoo’s mascot. A great family activity, children love the menagerie of unusual wildlife in this beautiful outdoor setting.
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